Over recent years it has become apparent numerical star ratings included with book reviews are being given too much weight. In some instances they have become so emotive as to override the actual content of the review, whether positive or negative. In view of the above, and in a wish to … More Change to Review Rating Policy
Reviewing a book can be intimidating for some. Nevertheless, to write a review is a valid reward for the author’s time and effort, especially if the reader has enjoyed the book. A previous article Writing Reviews upon which the infograph below is based, dealt with the topic in more detail. However, most people, including readers, … More 8 Book Reviewer Tips – Infograph
Since this website was established the article Assessing Book Review Ratings (one of the first to be published) has been utilised as a guide for informing readers, authors, website/blog visitors and followers, and anyone else interested, of how ratings are applied to the books reviewed in this website blog. Several years have passed since the … More Book Review Ratings
This is an intriguing read that certainly lives up to its designation as a psychological thriller. All characters are well developed enabling the reader to visualise and comprehend each. While detesting some they will take to others but will often find reason to question the accuracy of their sentiments. Most will be able to empathise … More A Year in the Life of Leah Brand by Lucinda E Clarke
The title of this book really says it all. This is a realistic and practical guide upon the subject of authors getting reviews for their books. Some may even consider it brutal. But it is a fact that truth is often merciless nevertheless, if an author honestly wants to get the best they can for … More Naked Truths About Getting Book Reviews 2018 by Gisela Hausmann.
Naturally, anyone who delights in the written word; a good tale; or instructive dissertation will read many books throughout a year and perhaps more while on holiday. Whether the book has proven a pleasure or not, it is hoped (at least by authors and perhaps also other potential readers) the reader will leave a review. … More How To Rate a Book
This is an excellent story of how to judge someone from external appearances can be very misleading and has the very real potential of hiding their true character and nature. A lesson relevant to all societies and periods. Characters and scenes are well described enabling readers to visualise each as they read. The twists and … More Appearances by Suzy Stewart Dubot
In recent times there have been an increasing number of complaints, observations and comments about Amazon removing book reviews. Naturally, bearing in mind reviews often play a vital role in attracting customers and in confirming a product’s quality, there is a lot of concern regarding this policy. This is especially so because many do not … More Why Amazon is Removing Reviews